* Los Angeles RBA
* January 27 2017
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Northern =93Yellow-shafted=94 Flicker
Dark-eyed =93Pink-sided=94 Junco
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Coverage: Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted
This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 27.
A BLACK SCOTER (south of Imperial Highway) and five female WHITE-WINGED SCO=
TERS (opposite lifeguard station 53 and 61) were off Dockweiler State Beach=
in El Segundo on January 26.
Two COMMON MERGANSERS continued through January 24 at Malibu Lagoon (north =
of the PCH bridge).
The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon continued through January 21.
A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was seen briefly at Wheeler Park in Claremont on Januar=
An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the Rio Hondo Spreading Basins (in=
the far west pond, scope required) on January 21. Entrance is at the inte=
rsection of Mines and Paramount. Another adjacent area to check for this b=
ird and other gulls is the basin south of Washington.
A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was in the northeast corner of the Natural Histo=
ry Museum Nature Gardens on January 24 and 25. It was in the tall Casuarin=
a tree along the north edge of the Garden, about 50 yards east of the Expos=
ition Blvd. entrance gate to the museum. This area is accessible when the =
museum gates are open (9:30-5:00). Also check the cork oak at the northeas=
A NORTHERN =93YELLOW-SHAFTED=94 FLICKER was north of the casting pond in Lo=
wer Arroyo Park in Pasadena on January 26.
A HAMMOND=92S FLYCATCHER was at Occidental College from January 24-25.
The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through =
January 25 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4.
The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh in Torrance was reported through Janua=
ry 26 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) c=
orner. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.
The female VERMILION FLYCATCHER at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area=
in Willowbrook was reported through January 23. It has recently been nort=
heast of the end of the Avalon parking lot. The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER co=
ntinued through January 21 in the same spot.
The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at El Segundo Library Park continued through Ja=
nuary 24 in the northwest corner.
The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance was seen through January 22 =
on the north side of the pond.
The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates w=
as reported through January 21 around building 3604.
The West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a continuin=
g GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE reported through January 21. A good area to check is=
just south of the two green and white posts on the west side of the paved =
walkway. A continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was also at the park on January=
A SWAMP SPARROW continued along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loy=
ola Marymount University through January 21. It is being seen near where V=
illage Drive dead ends and a hillside concrete drainage channel.
WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS continued at Los Liones Canyon through January 21 a=
nd along the Wilmington Drain (north of the end of 255th Street) through Ja=
nuary 26. A new bird was at Kenneth Hahn SRA on January 22, north of the L=
otus Pond. Another was at a residence in Altadena on January 22.
A DARK-EYED =93PINK-SIDED=94 JUNCO continued at Apollo Park in Lancaster th=
rough January 25.
A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK was in Topanga on January 22.
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Jon L Fisher
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